Ara Wines in ‘huge land sell-off’
New Zealand’s Ara Wines is rumoured to be selling its entire 1,600 hectares of land in Marlborough to Indevin in a deal potentially worth £130 million.
dbHK showcases the best of the Douro
Still wines, Tawny and Ruby Ports, Single Quintas and field blends all came under the spotlight with dbHK’s latest wine masterclass – A Day in the Douro.
A search for the birthplace of wine occupies one British writer this week, while New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and value Pinot Noir make up the other top picks.
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Co-founder of Pont des Arts and son of Paul Pontailler, general manager of Château Margaux, Thibaut Pontallier on his many vices and having The Doors round for dinner.
Final entries are now being accepted for The Drinks Business Prosecco Masters 2016 ahead of the upcoming deadline.
With Bordeaux prices still approaching a nadir, are the first growths back to competitive, attractive prices?
“Lots” of beer rather than retirement was foremost on quarterback Peyton Manning’s mind after his Super Bowl win.
Hotdogs, honkey tonk, dinner at The Ritz, frozen cocktails, DRC and wheels of cheese all feature in this week’s round-up of drinks trade antics.
English brewer Adnams has released its latest limited edition beer, Prop Hop, to mark the start of the 2016 Six Nations Championship this weekend.
An IBM super computer has helped brew a beer that “tastes of joy and optimism”, after analysing thousands of social media messages sent over the New Year period.
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Following in the footsteps of the Fine Wine 100, the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index also made gains in January with Bordeaux leading the way.
A recent tasting confirmed that the Bordeaux 2006 vintage doesn’t quite reach the heights of the 2005, but its high points are still impressive.
Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, has spoken out about the 2013 vintage in Burgundy, describing it as “disastrous”.
Aubert de Villaine, co-director of Burgundy’s prized Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, is priming his nephew to take over the estate in the near future.
Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, president of Château Mouton Rothschild, has made Chardonnay his focus at his Champagne project as he believes the grape to be the “white truffle” of the region.
Champagne Deutz is to be the official Champagne partner for the 2016 season of the Garsington Opera in Buckinghamshire.
Champagne Moët & Chandon’s Moët Academy pop-up is to return to London in March – promising visitors a ‘world preview’ of the house’s soon-to-be-released Grand Vintage Rosé 2008.
The Hampshire sparkling wine producer Hambledon is aiming to almost double output this year, from 120,000 bottles to 200,000 bottles, winemaker Antoine Arnault says.
Italian police have seized over 9,000 bottles of fake Moët & Chandon Champagne from a shed in the countryside near Padua in northern Italy.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.